You can also check for a Microsoft Reseller for the RDP CALs
I don't know if you can purchase from them in Australia, but Trusted Tech Team - TrustedTechTeam.com has a 5 pack of 2022 RDP User CALs for $480 USD
Slightly off topic, but I use Verizon 5G Home internet service. Save for a period of a month and a half where they screwed something up on their end and I would lose connection for 5-10 seconds multiple times a day, I've been happy. Below is a speedtest I just ran (upload is usually higher, in...
Do you have the 40GbE QSFP expansion modules on each of the existing N4064's? If not, you could add those to get the additional 4 QSFP ports that you are looking for.
As for stacking additional switches, I don't know that you can stack with anything outside the N4000 series, so you would need...
I just ran into this yesterday while trying to troubleshoot something in my setup. On my Brocade ICX6450 I disabled one port at a time and checked the hypervisor to see which one showed as link down. Turns out they were exactly like I expected, but at least I was 100% sure after that.
I just set up a new VM on ESXi 7U3 (I would think 7U2 should be the same) and svga.present=FALSE works fine for me.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP...
Looks like the seller has two version available now:
CSE-826BE1C-R920LPB @ $159.20(Got an offer for $143.28)
CSE-826BAC4-R920WB @ $132
Looks like the lower price one has a backplane that supports 8 3.5" SAS-12 plus 4 NVMe
Which drivers have you tried?
According to the driver compatibility matrix at Mellanox WinOF-2: Firmware - Driver Compatibility Matrix the ConnectX-IB is not compatible with the Windows drivers.
I might suggest a ConnectX-